[Jackson County, IN]: 1823-1841. 97 loose documents of varying lengths and paper sizes. Most single leaf and written recto only; few multiple pages/leaves. Sizes vary from ~ 2-1/2" x 7-1/2" slips to ~12-1/4" x 8" leaves. Buff wove paper, black or brown ink. Occasional chips, splitting along folds, toning, ink splotches and light soiling; fold lines. Texts largely unaffected and legible overall. Good to Very Good condition. Item #44371
Large lot of signed documents by various Jackson Circuit Court justices of the peace, primarily recording the verdicts of court cases, nature of the offense, and fines assessed and collected (or not yet collected). The vast majority of the cases tried are for assault and battery (usually receiving a $1 fine if found guilty) and "profane swearing" (a $5 - $10 fine), although "affray," trespass, forced imprisonment, and "passing spurious money" are also listed.
Documents include names of plaintiffs, defendants, justices, occasional other parties (sheriffs, clerks, etc), and usually the township in which the case was tried. Justices include William Crenshaw, John Goble, Charley W. Sitwell, James Kelly, John Moore, William Williams, Jonathan Graham, Jacob Kester, Jacob Brown, and many others. Most are from the years 1838 - 1841 (~85%).
A nice cache of material documenting this era in Indiana history.